Gaithersburg Book Festival!

2015logoMany thanks to our awesome PAL coordinator, Kathy MacMillan, for putting together our first regional booth at the Gaithersburg Book Festival last weekend! Despite the storm clouds chasing everyone away at 5:00, we had a lovely time and I’m hoping this will become a yearly tradition.

To learn more about each participating author, either go to this post or click on their photos below.

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Location, location, location – we ended up with a great one that was mostly shaded all day!

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I’m happy to report that by the end of the day, we had quite a few folks interested in more SCBWI information!

Karen Leggett ready for the first shift! Well, imagine Karen standing behind the table, waving. (Photo by Sue Poduska)

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Kathy MacMillan, our hard-working PAL coordinator! (Photo by Sue Poduska.)

 

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Shirley Menendez with her lovely picture books. (Photo by Sue Poduska)

Ann McCallum - her gift bags were both adorable and smart!

Ann McCallum – her gift bags were both adorable and smart! (Photo by Ann.)

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Jane Matyger, Laura Gehl, and Ann nearing the end of their shift. (Photo by yours truly.) Click the photo for Laura’s books, or go here for Jane’s: http://tinyurl.com/mah7w5h

 

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Mary Quattlebaum stopped by to visit Erin Hagar and Tim Young! (Click on image for Erin’s website.)

Oh, and speaking of Mary Quattlebaum … she has another book coming out in September, woo-HOO! Full scoop coming soon. 🙂

 

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Yep, that’s a sweaty yours truly with Mary and Erin! We’re rather color coordinated, right?

 

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Tim Young and his fabulous pictures books! (I kind of wanted to steal that adorable puffin he sculpted.)

To the right was Gail Piazza with her picture book, Buddy. Sorry about not getting your photo, Gail!

All in all, it was a wonderful day and I’m so glad I signed up. Thanks again, Kathy, for putting this together!

 

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About Laura Bowers

Laura is a writer, runner, reader, runDisney addict, and blogger at As The Eraser Burns, Joyful Miles, and Write, Run, Rejoice. In the past, she's been a waitress, telemarketer, cook, real estate agent, and during her college days, a costumed character at holiday parades. (Memories of being terrorized as a candy cane still haunt her at night.) At the age of thirty, she pursued her dream of being a writer. Her first novel, Beauty Shop for Rent, a “Steel Magnolias for teens,” was inspired by a rusted sign by a charming old house, and now, she can honestly say that writing is a thousand times more rewarding than being a candy cane!
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